Now Is Time to Get Valentine’s Day Flowers at Best Price

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Americans are expected to spend an estimated $3.3 billion — yes, “billion” with a “B” — on flowers and plants for Valentine’s Day this year.

That’s a 14 percent increase from $2.9 billion last year, according to Tom Prince, president of Prince & Prince Inc.

Prince & Prince is a market research firm that focuses on the floral industry, and it has been tracking U.S. consumers’ floral purchasing behavior for the past two decades. It ranks Valentine’s Day as the second-biggest “floral holiday” after Mother’s Day.

While Valentine’s Day is still about three weeks away, the best time to buy flowers at the best price is now, CBS MoneyWatch reports:

Florists are already gearing up — and the sooner you order, the increased likelihood that you’ll spend less (and be assured your order will arrive when you want it to).

It’s just like buying a snow shovel just before a snowstorm. You’ll get a better deal if you buy well before the flakes start to fly.

A brief Internet search for Valentine’s Day flower deals confirms this, as major florists have already announced holiday discounts, including price breaks specifically for early bird shoppers. For example:

Also check out:

To further increase your savings:

What’s your favorite way to save on Valentine’s Day flowers? We’d love to hear — let us know below or on Facebook.

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